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Coronavirus Could Infect ISS After Senior Launch Official Tests Positive

Fears of COVID-19 reaching space and the International Space Station (ISS) have emerged after a Russian launch official reportedly tested positive for the diseases. According to reports, the official was spotted standing near other Russian officers, cosmonauts and astronauts before the recent launch to the ISS.

NASA Removes Lunar Gateway From 2024 Moon Mission Plans

An official from NASA confirmed that the proposed Lunar Gateway space station is no longer part of the agency’s plan to return humans to the Moon in 2024. According to the agency, the Gateway is not necessary for accomplishing the upcoming crewed lunar mission.

NASA To Extend Astronauts’ ISS Missions In Preparation For Mars

NASA announced that it intends to increase the length of time astronauts stay aboard the International Space Station (ISS) in order to prepare for a future human expedition to Mars. According to NASA, it plans to use the ISS as an effective training ground for long-term space missions.

Russia Knows How A Hole Formed On The ISS

The head of Russia’s space agency Roscosmos said he knows how the hole that caused an air leak on the International Space Station (ISS) was formed. However, the official refused to provide details regarding the matter.

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